Fired boilers continue to play an important and
significant role in the UK's generating fleet, alongside newer CCGT and
renewable sources. While some older coal fired plants have been decommissioned,
others continue to contribute to production capacity after being converted for
alternative fuel types.
Engineers and boiler owners therefore need to understand
the options available for effective maintenance, upgrades, retrofitting and
conversion in order to maintain competitive production rates while complying
with emissions legislation.
Continuing the series of popular user groups, the Boiler
User Group 2019 will provide a key forum for asset owners, maintenance
professionals and service providers to address the current and future role of
power boilers in Britain's energy mix. Through recent case study projects and
panel discussions, this specialised community of power boiler engineers will
share the latest insights and strategies for increased efficiency, greater
operational flexibility, successful upgrade projects and reduced costs.
New for 2019: Engineers will discuss the increasing role
of different fuel types and renewables for producing sites, including
conversion for biomass, energy from waste and other sustainable
The event format will encourage open debate; using informal presentations and discussion to facilitate networking and sharing of experience among the boiler community.
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS:
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers invites you to share your experience by
making a 25 minute presentation at the
event. Your presentation will also provide
the basis for discussion and debate, with topics including:
Pressure systems (tubing, headers, drums, pipework, fittings etc.)
Structures (supports and framing)
Ducts, dampers and expansion joints
Boiler auxiliary plant (fans, air heaters, sootblowers etc.)
Combustion systems (mills, burners, fluidised beds, grates etc.)
Fuel characterisation, impact and flexibility
Flue gas clean up plant (ESP, FGD, SCR, CCS etc.)
Bulk materials handling plant (fuel, ash, dust etc.)
Water treatment plant and steam/water chemistry
Control and instrumentation (including protection systems)
Fire management and Design / Fire and Explosion Risks
Power from Biomass
Fuels from different forms
HOW TO SUBMIT:
Please submit a short summary of your
proposed presentation, which should outline
the contents of a 25 minute presentation and
should include the following information:
- Your full name and contact details
- A working title for your presentation
- A 150 - 200 word summary of the topic/
case study that you intend to cover and its
application within industry
Please submit your summary before 25 May 2019
via email to email@example.com
For updates to your submission, please call +44(0)20 7 973 1251 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
PREVIOUS ATTENDEES INCLUDE:
Drax Power Limited
John Zink Hamworthy Combustion
Uniper Technologies Ltd
Greenbank Group UK
Scottish & Southern Energy Ltd
Lakeside Energy From Waste Ltd
Veolia Mobile Water Services
FEEDBACK FROM PREVIOUS USER GROUP:
"A very well presented event over the 2 days, would recommend highly"
Assistant Regional Manager, Howden UK
"An enjoyable and informative event"
Metallurgist / Director, Stainsby Brown Associates Ltd
"IMechE and their supporting company partners do a very good job organizing relevant conferences and bringing together like minded experts in the relevant field of interest"
Director Business Development , KRR ProStream
"The energy from waste content was particular interesting this year"
Combustion Systems Engineer, WH Power Ltd
"This 2016 conference has raised many of the concerns the industry is facing. For me it has been a very worthwhile two days to understand the options for older plant and the potential options and damage mechanisms facing other thermal plant such as waste to energy"
Pressure Parts Engineer, SSE Engineering Centre